"Somebody says something to you that is rude or designed to hurt. Instead of going into unconscious reaction and negativity, such as attack, defense, or personal withdrawal, you let it pass right through you. Offer no resistance. It is as if there is nobody there to get hurt anymore. That is forgiveness. In this way, you become invulnerable. You can still tell that person that his or her behavior is unacceptable, if that is what you choose to do. But that person no longer has the power to control your inner state. You are then in your power - not in someone else’s, nor are you run by your mind. Whether it is a car alarm, a rude person, a flood, an earthquake, or the loss of all your possessions, the resistance mechanism is the same."
written by Eckhart Tolle, The Power Of Now (via meditationsinwonderland)
I need an off switch for my mind. I’m stuck inside my head and I feel like I’m about to go crazy. I need a break. I need an escape.
trying to write the first paragraph of a thing
I thought I was the only one.
"All oppression creates a state of war; this is no exception."
written by Simone de Beauvoir (via feministquotes)
"The line of her lips forms a childish pout, and at the same time her lips are very kissable. She turns up her nose at elegant clothes, jewels, girdles, perfumes, makeup, and all artifice. Yet her walk is lascivious and a saint would sell his soul to the devil to watch her dance."
written by Simone de Beauvoir on Brigitte Bardot (via rabbitinthemoon)